New Signs for the Falcon District and Falcon Field Airport

YESCO designs, fabricates and installs new signs for the city of Mesa, Arizona, Falcon District and Falcon Field Airport

MESA, ARIZONA (March 2021) - YESCO, the 100-year-old company known for creating, repairing, and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, announces the design, fabrication, and installation of new signs for the City of Mesa, Arizona, Falcon District, and Falcon Field Airport. The Falcon Field District is anchored by the Falcon Field Airport and encompasses more than 35-square-miles of retail, commercial and industrial parks, as well as residential neighborhoods.

A three-year-long project from start to finish, YESCO completed signage for the City of Mesa‘s Falcon District, including three new 14-feet-by-6-inch center median pylon signage located on Recker, Greenfield, and Higley Roads, south of the 202, wrapped traffic signal boxes with vinyl graphics and light pole banners. Also completed were Falcon Field Airport directional signs, multi-dimensional curved spire display with the
airport name, pole-mounted directional signage, and an 18-feet-high electronic message center pylon sign with a high-contrast, superior-quality 8mm Daktronics EMC display.

The Falcon Field Airport monument sign was installed on the northwest corner of McKellips Road and Falcon Drive. The monument sign is a part of the planned Airport Historic Zone improvements that also include the historic photo wraps on some of the City-owned hangars and the air traffic control tower as well as the wayfinding signs. At night, the sign will be illuminated for easy visibility.

• The Falcon District sign project began in 2018.
• The Falcon District boasts market leaders in aerospace, defense, and aviation including The Boeing Company, MD Helicopters, Mercury Mission Systems, Heliponents, Marsh Aviation, CAE Oxford, AQST Space Systems, Serastar Technologies Corporation, Valkyrie Aero, and Van Horn Aviation.
• In order for the candy blue finish of the three monolith signs to be vibrant for years under the Arizona sun, YESCO used the best, high-end, automotive clear coat paint.
• Falcon District includes 3 new YESCO center median displays, 12 signal box wraps, and 50 light pole banners.
• It took YESCO 1,024 man-hours to complete the Falcon District project.
• It took YESCO 2,177 man-hours for the Falcon Field directional, corner display, and EMC sign project.

“YESCO was proud to design, fabricate and install these new signs in Mesa, Arizona,” said Kelly G. Chipman, Custom Account Executive, YESCO. “The city wanted to promote the area for its aerospace, defense, manufacturing and technology companies and to attract new companies to the area.”

Meet Charlie Haskell, YESCO Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO (March 2021) - YESCO, the nationally renowned sign service and lighting company with locations around the country, announces Charlie Haskell as Fort Collins, Colorado general manager for its location at 1387 S. Garfield Ave. The Fort Collins branch employs nine people specializing in the highest quality sign and lighting services, including a wide array of repairs and maintenance for custom signs, electronic displays, LED, neon and outdoor media.

Haskell has spent the last thirteen years supporting companies in the Northern Colorado area, helping them grow and succeed through the use of different business services. In his current position, he will continue to build, support and lead the Fort Collins YESCO Sign & Lighting Service team. Haskell previously worked in both sales and management roles for Cintas Corporation and as an account executive for Sprint Business Solutions. “Our Fort Collins office specializes in providing expert repairs and maintenance, supported by YESCO’s experience, resources and infrastructure that makes no project too large.” said Haskell. “Whether simply replacing a few lamps, restoring an iconic local sign or retrofitting an entire business to LED, YESCO makes sure


SALT LAKE CITY (March 2021) YESCO, the 101-year-old company known for creating, repairing, and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, received a proclamation from the City of Sparks, Nevada in honor of its rich history and contributions to the Sparks landscape at the March 8, 2021 city council meeting. Mayor Ed Lawson proclaimed March 21, 2021, as YESCO 101 Years Of Light Day.

Lawson read the proclamation at the virtual meeting, where he stated he joins the community in celebrating an outstanding business with roots in Sparks that has illuminated the identity of so many companies and organizations for the past 101 years. YESCO founder Thomas Young, Sr.’s father, George Young, lived in Sparks and worked for the Southern Pacific Roundhouse. His $300 loan to his son enabled Thomas Young, Sr. to start YESCO in 1920. The first YESCO office in Sparks opened in 1964 on Glendale Road. YESCO’s landmark Sparks signs include John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Alamo Casino, Rail City Casino, Baldini’s Casino, The Sparks Galleria, Sparks Marina, and Sparks Crossing.

“We’re honored to be recognized by Mayor Lawson and the City of Sparks today with this fine proclamation,” said Thomas Young, Jr. “We’ve been doing business in the Reno/Sparks area for 57 years, and we are so grateful to the community for their hospitality and friendship.”

New Signs at Rainbow and Peppermill Casinos

YESCO designs, fabricates, and installs new signs at Rainbow and Peppermill Casinos in Wendover, Nevada

WENDOVER, NEVADA (March 2021) - YESCO, the 100-year-old company known for creating, repairing, and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, announces the design, fabrication, and installation of the Rainbow Casino and Peppermill Casino signs in Wendover, Nevada. Both casinos, owned by Peppermill Casinos, Inc., are located off Interstate 80 in the Wendover Resorts complex; a 14-minute walk separates the two properties. Rainbow Casino opened in 1996 and Peppermill Casino opened in 1995.

• Weight: 22,000 pounds.
• Amount of time to fabricate and install: 4,400 hours.
• The sign was shipped to Wendover from Salt Lake City by semi-truck in six different sections.
• The Rainbow letters are RGB LED and dynamically illuminated in the colors of the rainbow.

• Weight: 15,000 pounds.
• Amount of time to fabricate and install: 2,600 hours.
• YESCO installed the sign from the ground up. The footings are 12-feet by 15-feet deep and required 64 yards of concrete.
• The sign required clearance from the FAA as it is in the flight path of Wendover Airport.

“YESCO was proud to design, fabricate and install these news signs in Wendover,” said Ryan Young, vice president and region manager, YESCO. “These new signs required a high level of architectural detail and quality representative of these resorts.” “We have invested millions of dollars in this multi-year renovation project,” said Terrence Spampanato, Peppermill Casinos, Inc. “YESCO was a great partner and they did an outstanding job with the new signs.”

Women in Construction Week March 7-13-2021

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. 

This week we are proud of all our employees and especially honor these women in construction representing the Rocky Mountain region.